Coffee and baked goods have always gone together, like rock and roll, yin and yang, and bald eagle hatchlings and William Howard Taft's toupee. Introduce your mouth to a dazzling duet with today's deal: for $7, you get $14 worth of coffee, scones, sandwiches, soups, salads, and more at Hearthstone BakeryCafe. Choose from Hearthstone's two locations: The Forum near Pat Booker Road, or Olmos Park on McCullough Avenue.
Hearthstone BakeryCafe covers half of a hobbit's daily meals with an extensive menu of morning, midday, and midevening eats. Hungry humanoids who use their Groupon on breakfast will receive a free small coffee (normally $1.39), so start the ante meridiem with an energy surge of pastries ($1.79 or $1.99) or a wrap, panini, or bagel sandwich ($3.99 each) stuffed with spinach artichoke spread, bacon, and egg. Likewise, evening eaters will be treated to a complimentary dessert anytime after 5 p.m. Lunchtime office escapees, meanwhile, can indulge in the grown-up grilled cheese ($3.99)—a melty mass of American cheese, bacon, and tomatoes held together by two crispy pieces of wheat or white bread—and wax nostalgic for the days of Red Rover and recess before getting back to another tedious day testing playground equipment. Otherwise, test out Hearthstone's best-selling turkey artichoke panini ($6.99)—whose nude tender artichoke hearts pose gracefully atop a chaise lounge of turkey breast draped in a spinach-artichoke spread, fresh tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese—or the cranberry balsamic salad's ($5.89 for a full portion) garden of artichokes, shaved onion, tomatoes, candied pecans, and dried cranberries lightly dewed with a creamy balsamic dressing.
Along with a casual yet pants-mandatory atmosphere and speedy service, Hearthstone provides free wireless Internet for any customer who needs to win an inconveniently timed eBay war. One Groupon can be used per visit, so use it to casually screen blind dates for excessive knowledge of X-Men chronology over a sip and snack at Hearthstone BakeryCafe.
Both a quick pit-stop for grabbing a coffee and homemade pastry and a respite for sitting down for lunch and lingering a while, Hearthstone Express functions as a coffee shop and bistro. The cooks usher in the day with breakfast, scrambling eggs and tucking them into buttery croissants with spinach-artichoke spread and crispy bacon. Meanwhile, the bakers whip up pastries such as danishes, scones, and bagels to complement cups of coffee. For lunch, the cooks move on to gourmet sandwiches and paninis; best-sellers include Alicia's club—turkey, avocado spread, mozzarella, and honey dijon on a croissant—and the turkey artichoke panini, topped with spinach-artichoke spread. But the staff is open to customers' own creations as well, making Build Your Own sandwiches. Diners can pick their meat, bread, cheese, veggies, and dressings, and name it anything they want, such as Janet.